Former Phoenix City Councilman Calvin Goode has died at age 93. His death is featured as an Arizona Republic front page report with two additional jump pages, extolling him as a “civil rights reformer” possessing a “gentle manner.”
Not a word exposes his own bigotry, exhibited in his letter to the same newspaper’s editor when Kate Gallego, now Phoenix Mayor, was running for the City Council District 8 seat in 2013. Both Goode and Gallego were/are committed democrats though for him their similarity ended there. Goode was not challenging the Harvard and Wharton Business School educated Gallego’s credentials. He vigorously opposed her lack of skin pigment as he gave voice to manipulative race-based council district gerrymandering.
Take time to read, “Calvin Goode: Former councilman proposes racial gerrymandering,” which includes Calvin Goode’s bitterly malevolent letter to the editor of the same Arizona Republic newspaper that has buried Goode’s own vile prejudices with its glowing posthumous tribute.
Bigotry comes in all colors. Calvin Goode was a black anti-white racist. Death doesn’t transform the facts.